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Read through our resource hub to find articles on a variety of topics including tips on successfully delivering software projects and blending business and IT, insight into the processes we follow for development, and even information about the technologies we use.

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What’s New in the Sitefinity 11.0 Upgrade?

At the end of May 2018, Sitefinity released an upgrade to their CMS platform—Sitefinity 11.0. This latest version features a host of new features both for marketers and developers using the platform. As users start to make the shift towards Sitefinity 11.0, we’re breaking down the biggest new features, so you’ll know what to expect when you switch.

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Why You Should Choose Sitefinity as Your CMS

Is your company looking to add a .NET-based content management system (CMS) to your website? CMS platforms allow your marketing team to easily add, change, and maintain content on your website. Here at Aptera, we have found Sitefinity to be a strong CMS platform for a variety of types and sizes of businesses. If Sitefinity is a CMS you’re considering, let’s take a closer look at their package options and features as well as the hosting and the knowledge base your team will need to get started.

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React Native vs. NativeScript: A Cross-Platform Viability Analysis

The debate over whether NativeScript or React Native is the better mobile cross-platform tool is always a spirited one. Both support much of the native iOS and Android APIs and allow for the import of popular and effective JavaScript libraries like moment.js and underscore. Both allow code reuse between web and mobile through their frameworks (React and Angular).

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The Benefits of Modern B2B & Application Integration Systems

It’s common for companies to start building integrations for internal and B2B systems using coding and technology that they are already familiar with. This can be a good way to get integrations up and running quickly, but often these hammer-and-nail-type approaches turn out to be difficult to maintain and scale as your business grows. The integration team at Aptera can help you convert your complicated or outdated integrations into modern systems that can better grow with your business and are easier to maintain.

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Why We Develop Mobile Apps with Prism for Xamarin

When it comes to writing mobile apps, developers have several tools at their disposal, one of which is Xamarin. If you decide that it’s a good fit for your project, Xamarin will help streamline development by creating native, cross platform mobile apps with one set of C# code. This helps developers work faster and with fewer headaches which, in turn, brings costs down. Overall, our team has been really happy working with Xamarin, but when we recently heard of a complementary framework, Prism, that makes working in Xamarin easier still, everyone was all ears to learn more and ready to try it out. Here’s what we learned.

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Mobile App Security: A Minimum Baseline

As global demand for user-facing and internal enterprise apps continues to increase, the mobile development industry has focused largely on increasing developer productivity to satisfy the demand. We have seen huge advancements in cross-platform tooling and rapid development workflows, which has allowed enterprises to cut mobile development cycles and rush to market much sooner than in previous years. This quick-to-market app delivery model lends itself to the unintended consequence of security being an afterthought, if it’s being considered at all.

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Choosing a .NET-Based Content Management System for Your Business

If your business is in the market for a new Content Management System, or CMS, you might be feeling overwhelmed with options. One quick way to narrow down the choices is to focus on which type of programming language your development team is most comfortable working in. Here at Aptera, we focus primarily on Microsoft-based systems in .NET. If you do, too, we’ve reviewed five top .NET-based CMS platforms and compared them based on features, cost, licensing, and more to help you determine which is the best fit for your business.

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Is Your Web App Protected from These Common Security Risks?

When developing web applications, it’s important to make sure you’re taking possible security risks into consideration. This is a topic that our Lead Security Engineer, Nathan Buuck, takes very seriously. He was recently a featured speaker at the annual Indiana Tech Engineering and Computer Science (ITECS) Technology Conference, talking about common web app risks and mitigations.

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What Is Sitefinity?

C. Ray Harvey, Aptera’s Director of Strategic Services has worked at Aptera for 8 years and through past lives as a copywriter, project manager, and business analyst, he has worked to engage Aptera’s clients and quickly design solutions for their businesses. He has a passion for defining a process and finding consensus. I sat down to talk with him about what Sitefinity is and how we use it at Aptera for clients.

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